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Grades: Communication Breakdown

Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness

in Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190846282
eISBN:
9780190932824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846282.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter assesses how professors grade students. It argues that the practice of grading is replete with problems. Grades are a kind of language. They are meant to be a form of communication. They ... More


“Generation Stress” and School Success

Peter Demerath

in Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter discusses how the achievement-oriented Burnham students went through their daily lives with more or less ever-present high levels of stress and fatigue, and it relates important gender ... More


Identities for Control and Success: The Acquisition of Psychological Capital

Peter Demerath

in Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter talks about the high-achieving students in the school. The chapter inventories the suite of identity characteristics in these students that were oriented toward controlling their school ... More


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